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Ricky Wang joins Brake Parts Inc.
August 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Ricky Wang has joined Brake Parts Inc. (BPI) as sales vice president and general manager, China. “We are pleased to have Ricky on board as our new sales vice president and general manager of BPI China,” said David Overbeeke, president

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Luke Bawel named vice president of Jasper’s Logistics Groups
August 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced the promotion of Luke Bawel to vice-president of Jasper’s Supply Chain and Logistics Groups, which includes our distribution channels, JET Transit and Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS). During his 7-year career with Jasper, Luke has worked in

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Fix Auto Canada announces new partner
August 21, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Daryll O’Keefe, general manager for Fix Auto Ontario is proud to announce the addition of new strategic partner, Fix Auto Markville. “The Fix Auto banner continues to evolve and meet the demands of our ever changing industry. The network offers

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Deadline approaching for the 2015 TIA Board Election
August 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is reminding its membership that the voting period for the 2015 TIA Board of Directors election ends on September 1, 2015. TIA members with voting rights are encouraged to vote. The elections will place four individuals

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Greg Hewgill joins Lucas Oil
August 19, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Greg Hewgill has joined Lucas Oil Products, Inc as technical director. “Greg has a wealth of experience in the science of oil products technology,” said Tom Fredrickson, Lucas Oil COO. “We look forward to him playing a key part in

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Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance/Alliance Parts Warehouse announces key employee promotions
August 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance & Alliance Parts Warehouse have announced the recent promotions of Dax Neal to warehouse operations manager and James “Coy” Peach to director of continuous improvement/operations. Neal previously held the positions of packaging manager and technology operations

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Wells Manufacturing adopts Wells Vehicle Electronics name
August 13, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Wells Manufacturing, L.P. has officially adopted the Wells Vehicle Electronics, L.P. name as its corporate identify. The change was made following the acquisition of the Wells business by global ignition products manufacturer NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. Wells is a

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Mas Industries expands corporate headquarters
August 13, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Mas Industries has just completed an expansion of its corporate headquarters, tripling it in size. The expansion was in response to a dramatic increase in demand for premium aftermarket chassis parts. Already a LEED Silver certified building, the Mas Industries

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Service Center Advisory Council members announced
August 12, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Daryl Kulscar from Regina Sask. is one of five newly appointed members to the Service Center Advisory Council, part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. Being appointed to the Service Center Advisory Council is not just ceremonious recognition for being

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Honda opens new Silicon Valley facility
August 11, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Honda marked the opening of its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a refreshed 2016 Accord featuring Honda’s first application of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Honda also announced a new open innovation R&D initiative, Honda Xcelerator, which will

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Solera acquires Identifix
August 11, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Solera Holdings, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% ownership of Identifix. Identifix builds proprietary databases, proven workflow solutions and expert crowd-sourced experiences that help mechanical repair shops and auto dealers increase their efficiency, profitability and customer

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Bosch realigns North American Automotive Aftermarket organization
August 10, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Odd Joergenrud, North American regional president for Robert Bosch LLC, Automotive Aftermarket, has announced a change in the division’s organizational structure. This move intends to address the needs of a rapidly-changing market and provide enhanced support to all channel partners